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unbound_spirit ([personal profile] unbound_spirit) wrote2007-12-01 01:04 am


Well, I had my Tanglewood audition yesterday, and it SUCKED.  I hit the most horrendous traffic EVER coming into the city, and it took me over three hours to make a drive that usually takes 40 minutes.  I was the last person of the day and the audition pannel seriously almost LEFT because I was twenty minutes late.  (For those of you who don't know about the crazy competitiveness of the classical music world, a lot of times if you are late, audition pannels won't even hear you.) I had planned to get there super early and warm up a little so my audition was flawless.  But not only did I not have a chance to do that, but I also had the most tension in my body that I've ever had, just from sitting in that traffic for THREE HOURS, getting angry, pounding my fists, and occasionally letting out some screamed swear words.  So yeah, I did not feel that I sang well at all.  It was so far from my best, I can't even explain.  It just plain sucked.  I know the calliber of singer that they accept into Tanglewood, and I know I'm capable of performing at that calibur, but boy oh boy did I not do it at the audition.  Thankfully the pannel was really nice, very friendly.  But seriously, I can just about guarantee that I will NOT be accepted.  *Sigh*  I guess there's always next year, right?  If my audition wasn't so horrible that they put me on a list of people to never hear again.  (Again, for those of you not familiar with the business, they do actually do that.)  My next audition is Monday, for Britten-Pears.  Lets hope that one goes a little better, yes?

BUT, my day turned around because [profile] ladymeg1 invited me out to some fun NY events, including a Glamour Magazine/Patrick McMullen party at Tahari in the West Village, a GQ event where we got some freebies, and  a Tribeca Grand event.  All of these were exclusive, invite-only  events. So I felt special.   Patrick McMullen took a picture of us at Tahari, (and told us we looked like Glamour Girls!) and it ended up on his famous website.  Apparently New York's top socialites are rated by how many times they show up on his web site (because his team takes pics at all of NY's most exclusive events).  So again, something cool that redeemed the day from the suckiness of my bad audition.

So, enjoy some pics:
Here's Megan and I looking fabulous:

My new winter audition ensemble:

Here are the pics Patrick McMullen took:

Here's another one of [profile] ladymeg1 with some guy, which also made it to Patrick McMullen's site.  Don't you love her dress?  She got it from a designer she did a runway show for.

Of course when I got back to my car, which was all the way uptown, I had TWO parking tickets!  Ugh.  Parking meters that go until 10 pm?  On the upper east side?   *Sigh* Oh well.

Have fun in San Diego, [profile] mechanyx!!!   ;)  We need to create a whole new generation of classical musicians who live like rock stars.

[identity profile] solar-diablo.livejournal.com 2007-12-01 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely all around. How tall is Megan?

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Megan is 5'11". Those runway model's gotta be tall!

[identity profile] callmetothejedi.livejournal.com 2007-12-01 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely piccys. I am sorry that your Tanglewood audition didn't go well. *hugs* I hope that your next audition is better!

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Ugh, oh well. Gotta expect a few bad auditions here and there. My Britten-Pears audition went MUCH better, thank goodness!
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[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, awesome! You should have asked him to take your picture! You could totally pull off the heiress-socialite look.

[identity profile] dominonermandi.livejournal.com 2007-12-01 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Oy. My sympathies on the audition. Happens to the best of us--the next one will be better. :) Also, you and your friend look GORGEOUS. Glad the rest of your night went better.

[identity profile] george-marie.livejournal.com 2007-12-01 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey there! You look amazingly gorgeous with that dress. I think that it brings out the amazingly beautiful eyes that you have:).

Anyways re. the audition. I wouldn't worry about it too much. There are always more auditions for in the future. Being a musician is such a hard thing sometimes. I know that when I get frustrated and tense, it often affects my ability to write and clearly think when I am composing. Imagine what it does to your body as a singer.

But yeah, I think the things that you are doing are amazing. Going to Peabody, all that great stuff. Think about all the great things that you have done when you are feeling down about auditions and whatnot. I know it doesn't seem helpful, but it does inspire me when I have bad moments...because it makes the good ones even better:).

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)

yeah, I kind of let it go. I mean, what could I do? There was traffic, I was too tense. Oh well. It sucks that that had to happen on an audition that meant a lot to me, but, like I said, nothing I could do. My Britten-Pears audition was MUCH better. I auditioned for their "New Music, New Media" program for May of 2008, so keep your fingers crossed that I'll be in the UK this May!

I feel like no matter how much good stuff I do, its never enough. I mean, I'm definitely happy with what I've done and what I'm doing, but I'm always looked to the next step, the next project, etc. I guess that's a good motivating factor. Maybe I just want to show those jerks at my undergrad that they missed out on a good thing. But whatever it is, I gotta just keep pushing forward!

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks. Ugh, yeah, gotta expect that once in a while an audition will just not go right. Too bad it had to be for a festival that's kind of a big deal, though. Thankfully my Britten-Pears audition (which was today) went MUCH better.

And thanks about the pics! At least the day wasn't a total bummer.

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
hehe :)

[identity profile] mhaithaca.livejournal.com 2007-12-01 10:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi from a friend of Megan's! Love your top. Is it Japanese?

[identity profile] unbound-spirit.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi friend-of-Megan's! Thanks. Its not Japanese, but it has some definite Japanese style features, including the buttons down the front, which are the same kind as are on those silk Japanese shirts, and the design on the front has some "ink-painting"-like images. But, no, not Japanese. Its from Lord and Taylor, haha.

[identity profile] mhaithaca.livejournal.com 2007-12-03 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the global marketplace. :-D

[identity profile] angelicvoice.livejournal.com 2007-12-04 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
On the bright side, I LOVE your outfit! You look gorgeous!!